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Community Outreach and Professional Training
Community Outreach and Professional Training
Community Outreach and Professional Training

About Us

The Community Outreach and Professional Training Department offers business and computer skills classes to area businesses and industries as well as individuals who are looking for skills to help them in their jobs or everyday life.

We provide:

  • Computer Training Courses
  • Certified Professional Classes
  • Human Resources Consulting
  • Management Classes

Classes can be customized to meet the needs of customers so if you can't find the class you are looking for just give us a call.

Here is a list of the courses coming up:

PMP Certification Prep Course

Monday-Thursday, April 14-17, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Cost $1145.00 (includes PMBOK), Clinton Higher Education and Workforce Training Facility
Fridays, May 2-23, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Cost $1145.00 (includes PMBOK), Oak Ridge campus

ACT Prep Course

Learn the hidden rules of the ACT by participating in an ACT Prep Workshop presented by Roane State and SailAway Learning. Seating is limited.  Sign up soon.

At the workshop, students will learn valuable test-taking tips and receive helpful review materials and resources.  The average increase after last year's workshop was 2-4 points.

When:  Saturday, March 29, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where:  Roane State, mina campus in Harriman in the RaiderRoom (bottom floor of the Dunbar Building).

Cost:  $55.00 (more than 50% off the usual price)

The $55.00 non-refundable fee is payable at registration.  Registration closes on March 22.


  • The Role of the Trainer — Covering all occupational fields
  • Analyzing the Need for Training — Ensuring objectives are being met
  • Developing the Presentation — Preparing room, materials & training schedule
  • Overcoming Training Anxieties — Maintaining focus throughout the course
  • Selecting Methods of Training — Determining appropriate method for topics to be covered
  • Delivering a Balanced Schedule — Maintaining student engagement
  • Use of Training Tools — Effective visual aids & pertinent stories
  • Managing Feedback for Best Practices — Giving & receiving feedback to ensure skills are constantly improving

When:  March 11-27, 2014, T & TR, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Where:  Clinton Higher Education and Workforce Training Center, 214 Nave Street, Clinton, TN  37716

Cost:  $379.00

Roane State to host workshops on applying for USDA grants

Farmers, ranchers and rural small business representatives are invited to upcoming workshops on applying for a federal grant that supports renewable energy projects.

The United State Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) promotes rural economic development by assisting rural business to become more energy efficient. Grant funds can cover up to 25 percent of eligible projects.

Roane State Community College will host two workshops on applying for the grant. Representatives of Lenoir City-based ARiES Energy will prepare grant applications for those interested.

One workshop will be held Thursday, March 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Raider Room at the college’s main campus, 276 Patton Lane in Harriman.

Another workshop will be held Monday, March 31 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Clinton Higher Education and Workforce Training Facility, 214 Nave. St. in Clinton.

For more information, contact Placement Director Kim Harris at (865) 882-4695 or

SHRM PHR/SPHR Certification Test Prep Course

Thursdays, February 20 - May 8, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Cost $950.00 (includes SHRM Learning System material)

Certified Administrative Professional Certification Test Prep Course

Mondays & Wednesdays, February 10 - April 9, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m - Cost $600.00 (does NOT include books)

Front-Line Supervisory Training

Tuesday & Thursday, February 11 - 27, 2014 - Cost $379

· The Role of the Supervisor — New & Existing

· Communicating Effectively — Developing your communications Toolbox

· Motivating the Team — Creating a Motivational Environment

· Working with Team Members — Bonding, setting goals, dealing with difficult situations

· Coaching for High Quality Performance —  Coaching vs Counseling

· Managing Performance Appraisals — Developing systems, keeping records & dealing with employee reactions

· Effectively Managing Your Time — Basic Principles, prioritize, conducting meetings & building habits of Effective Leadership

· Continuous Improvement — The Road to Success

Current Workshops and Registration

To register for any of the below courses, either:

Master Security Planning Workshop

Roane State Community College’s Community Outreach and Professional Training Department, in partnership with Global Integrated Security Solutions, is offering a three-day Master Security Planning workshop.

The workshop will teach students how to define threats, develop plans to mitigate threats, train personnel, integrate training with technology and First Responders, conduct site specific and reality based training exercises and more. Topics will include Situational Awareness Assessment Training (SAAT) the Israeli Predictive Profiling enhanced with Special Forces intelligence gathering (CARVER), all-hazards threat-based assessment, security program principles and budget considerations, and a hands-on project to develop a Master Security Program.

The Seminar will count toward Professional Education Units for ASIS CPP re-certification.

  • Cost: $675.00 (includes materials)  
  • Dates:  TBA

PMP Certification Prep Course

Roane State Community College is offering a four-week course to prepare students for the Project Management Institute’s PMP certification exam. 

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification through the Project Management Institute is a highly regarded distinction that can lead to higher salaries and increased marketability.    

For comparison, a PMP exam prep course offered through Villanova University costs $1,495. A prep course offered by the University of Texas Professional Development Center costs $1,895.

The Project Management Institute, the world’s leading nonprofit membership association for the project management profession, calls the PMP certification “the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers.” According to the institute, the certification improves employees’ marketability and “positively impacts project manager salaries.”

Perry Jones, a PMP Certified Trainer with Oak Ridge-based Street Legal Industries Inc., will lead the course.

Utilizing Your Uniqueness

Are you communicating your unique contribution as you interview?  You may perform proficiently thinking everyone functions the same when you are especially talented in an arena.  Identify and learn to employ your individual skills, talents and strengths confidently as you pursue your dream job.  Confidence in presenting yourself well will impress your interviewer.  

A previous workshop participant said, “This workshop helped me to realize I was capable of doing more…It opened my eyes to finding new direction.”

  • Cost: $59.00
  • Date: TBA
  • Time: TBA

Radiological Control Technology

This course will prepare students to gain skills and knowledge to pass the Department of Energy (DOE) Core Academy and start a career as an entry level health physicist in a DOE facility.

  • Cost: $499.00 and includes a certification test.
  • Dates: TBA

90 hr. 12-Week Forensics Examiner Live Online Course

  • Cost: $995.00
  • Dates: TBA
  • Times: 

Back into Black

The course, titled “Back into Black,” will cover topics such as debt reduction and ways to save money on everyday purchases. Participants will develop their own debt-reduction plan as part of the class and are invited to bring a list of their debts.

George Lucke, an author, seminar presenter and executive director of Back into Black, will teach the course. Back into Black is a financial education service dedicated to helping people break free from the burden of debt.

  • Cost: $89. Includes a 16-page workbook. Participants’ spouses can attend for free.
  • Date: TBA
  • Time: TBA
  • Location: Oak Ridge Branch Campus, 701 Briarcliff Avenue, Room C-104
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